The full BID Business Plan will be made available next week, but the Crieff Succeeds BID team have outlined what they see as the top six priorities within the propsal.

The full BID Business Plan will be made available next week, but the Crieff Succeeds BID team have outlined what they see as the top six priorities within the propsal.

-Putting Crieff back on the map and attracting more visitors.

-A more welcoming Crieff through improvements to the town centre appearance and better parking.

-Buy local schemes supporting local businesses for local people and visitors.

-Cash support for events to build year-round programme of things to do.

-Purchasing schemes that will save businesses money on utility bills.

-Cash support for business improvements, staff training and business start-ups.

Alan Rankin, project leader, said: “The BID is led by business, but its wider impact on Crieff will be even greater if close links are maintained with the local community. Successful BIDs in Scotland are ones that have ensured the business agenda is closely linked with the community agenda. To emphasis this position the Crieff Succeeds BID vison is; Crieff, a town with a strong economy supporting a strengthening community.” Stephen Leckie, chair of Crieff Community Council and the BID Steering Group, added: “If we can work and invest together, I have no doubt that in a few years’ time we’ll start to see the results. More visitors and more economic activity will spark all kinds of investment – and that’s what will ultimately help build on Crieff’s reputation as a great place to live work and visit.” AL intro times rag right click Al body times rag AL intro times rag right click Al body times rag AL intro times rag right click Al body times rag